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Many rejoiced at the outbreak of war in 1914. Some of the most ardent and eloquent opponents of the conflict ended up supporting their governments. ...Show synopsisMany rejoiced at the outbreak of war in 1914. Some of the most ardent and eloquent opponents of the conflict ended up supporting their governments. Most felt that the war would last only months. What followed was, of course, the worst conflict man had seen. Barbara Tuchman's history of the first three months of the war is an excellent historical introduction, dealing with a forgotten part of the conflict - the war of manouevre that the European powers engaged in before beginning trench warfare that has become synonymous with the Great War. This Abacus reissue of the bestselling THE GUNS OF AUGUST is a brilliant military history, a thrilling narrative that shows the leaders, the policitians, and the generals - ordinary men who led their countries into and extraordinary war and were prepared to sacrifice their fellow countrymen.Hide synopsis
The Guns of August (Blackstone Audiobooks) – Audiobook CD (2008)
Barbara Wertheim Tuchman, Nadia May (Read by)
Audiobook CD, Blackstone Audiobooks 2008
ISBN: 078617319X ISBN-13: 9780786173198
In this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, historian Barbara Tuchman brings to life the people and events that led up to World War I. She reveals how and why the war started and why it could have been stopped, but wasn't.In this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, historian Barbara Tuchman brings to life the people and events that led up to World War I. She reveals how and why the war started and why it could have been stopped, but wasn't.Hide
The book is a great histroy book however the author gets bogged down with too mush information of every general in the book. A shorter version of their bios would be better. The book is a long and tedious read but the information is good.
The mistakes and the arrogance of allies and Germans alike are portrayed graphically in Ms Tuchman's review of the 1st month of Word War 1, the war that was to last 40 days. It is easy to understand why WW 1 and 2 are called one war with a 20 year hiatus between them. The issues were very much the ...
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